Tell us a bit about yourself, your background and your work
we are two artists who have been working in collaboration for about a year. we were based in brooklyn, but have relocated to l.a. we are both queer latinx punx. we are interested in exploring relationships and cycles of nature.
What set you off as an artist?
lebrón: what set me off as an artist was a desire for a reality where i could comfortably exist, whether that reality is internal or external of the body.
luna: art formed in me as an act of rebellion.
Tell us about the themes you pursue in your work
together and separately, we explore themes of community, nature, and identity.
lebrón: i explore reality & perception.
luna: i explore and question power structures, ethics, and the process of making.
What art do you most identify with? any specific influences or research areas?
we are inspired by the subverse.
Is there something you couldn't live without in your studio? what is your most essential tool?
our studio practice is dependent on community.
Tell us how you organise, plan, and prioritise your work
Our work is very fluid and organic. We both have strong visions and opinions; our work is a conversation. communication is key.
How do you navigate the art world?
since both of us have foundations in other practices, we find that we naturally align better with DIY spaces and nontraditional locations, rather than the traditional gallery format.
luna: as a self-defined social practice artist, my work is where the people are.
Describe the trajectory of your career as an artist so far
we both have unconventional foundations in the art world, but have grown into community organizers, curators, and DIY innovators.
Professionally, what is your goal?
we are a bicoastal collective with plans of creating gardens throughout the world.
Are there any upcoming exhibitions or projects in the works?
we are both showing work in a group exhibition that luna is co-curating in culver city los angeles this october.
lebrón is currently working on site-specific works in collaboration with recycling centers and scrapyards in southern california.
luna is working on large-scale performances and installations, as well as community organizing, for the climate justice movement.
to stay updated on our current work and exhibitions, follow lebrón at lebrondesign.com and luna at nikkilunapaz.com or on instagram at @powernotpanic